Fighting for affordable & accessible higher education for all Oregonians since 1975.

Category

// News & Updates
JAN
15
2014

Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

To mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday today, about 70 advocates and organizers, including the Oregon Student Association, will deliver “Facing Race: the 2013 Oregon Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity” to Oregon legislators in Salem. The report card is  a
BY
COMMENT Off
NOV
22
2013

Interim Legislative Days – Fall 2013

The Interim Legislative Days got off to a start Wednesday morning in Salem as legislators began three packed days of informal committee meetings.  From House Higher Education to Senate Rules, your OSA staff was there the entire time.  These final committee days of 2013 saw the
BY
COMMENT Off
OCT
03
2013

2013 Special Session Update – Additional $40 Million for Higher Education

The U.S Government has shut down the same week the U.S Congress discusses the need to slash food stamps, unemployment rates are at near record highs, and our class rooms are over capacity. Yesterday, the Oregon Legislature took the necessary votes to reinvest $40 million to
BY
COMMENT Off
AUG
05
2013

OSA Federal Update & United States Student Association National Student Congress

The Oregon Student Association’s mission of improving access and affordability for all students regularly reaches into federal policy. Below are some good articles about the bill that miraculously managed to pass the US House and Senate. OSA has been lobbying our Oregon
BY
COMMENT Off
JUL
08
2013

2013 End of Session Update

The Oregon Student Association would like to thank the members of the Oregon Legislature and the Governor’s office for working with the Oregon Student Association this session. Together our elected officials and students fought for the collective needs of students across the
BY
COMMENT Off
JUN
10
2013

Week 18 – 2013 Legislative Session: Financial Aid & Public Safety Reform

The last month of a legislative session can be hectic. So what are student working on during dead week and finals? Here are the top issues still up for debate: 1)      Funding for our schools and financial aid. 2)      Tuition ceilings for public universities 3)      Capitol
BY
COMMENT Off
MAY
24
2013

Week 16 – 2013 Legislative Session: Revenue and Cultural Competency

I wanted to wait and send this update until after the Governor’s latest budget press conference as well as the 1st public hearing on SB 270 in the Joint Ways and Means Subcommittee on Education. So here goes… The Governor came out on May 15th with a new compromise on revenue and
BY
COMMENT Off
MAY
10
2013

Week 14 – 2013 Legislative Session: Budget Notes & Cultural Competency!

The Capitol was a buzz again this week. Workloads died down a little for members after the last deadline, but this week it ramped back up. It sounds like Senator Johnson will be back in the next couple weeks after a terrible and unfortunately car accident. This means the Senate
BY
COMMENT Off
APR
26
2013

Week 12 – 2013 Legislative Session: Oregon Student Rally for Higher Education!

This is a hugely successful week for students in Salem. The Ways and Means Roadshows proved to be a perfect platform for students to talk about affordability and the need for more funding. We are past the half way mark of the 2013 Legislative Session so… I guess it was time for a
BY
COMMENT Off
APR
23
2013

Week 11 – 2013 Legislative Session: Budgets and The Ways and Means Road Show

April 18th marked the halfway point for the 2013 Legislative Session. As of Thursday any bill that was going to move forward needed to have passed out of committee. Through hard work and strategic organizing OSA priorities are still in play and gaining ground. Budgets will not be
BY
COMMENT Off